John Hackleman - Linear Kicks on the Shield
Round kicks are often overworked and it can be very beneficial to drill the linear front and side kicks on the shield. Side kicks and spinning back kicks can be effective round kick follow ups as well.
MMA | Kicking
John Hackleman - Overhand Right Left Hook
This combination is used when your opponent crowds you when going for the right overhand. Most of the time the overhand alone isn't quite enough.
MMA | Punching
John Hackleman - Muay Thai Clinch to Spinning Back Kick
This combination allows the opponent to pull up out of the clinch, setting up your spinning back kick.
MMA | Muay Thai | Kicking | Bob
John Hackleman - MMA is Here to Stay
This combination drill involves punching, kicking, sprawls, and back drops, then switching to slams and strikes on the ground bag. This drill works almost every aspect of MMA.
MMA | Punching | Kicking | Sprawl | Takedown
John Hackleman - Overhand Right Defense
This defensive jab will protect from the overhand right punch that is infamous for getting knockouts. Don't wear down right handed strikers with leg kicks.
MMA | Defense | Punching
John Hackleman - Power Punching Partner Drill
Partners begin by alternating punches as fast as they can, then using left and right hooks on the following rounds.
MMA | Punching | Power | Partner Drill | Endurance | Conditioning | Bag Drill
John Hackleman - Reverse Punch Chopping Left Hook
This drill will help you and your students open up the opponent to a big hook to the chin. Use a reverse punch to the body the get the opponent's hands down.
MMA | Punching | Bob | Combo
John Hackleman - Roundhouse Kick Shield Drill
This drill is simple, use each leg to round kick the shield as hard as you possibly can. Add some cardio by one partner throwing all the kicks at the end of the drill.
MMA | Kicking | Round Kick | Power | Cardio
John Hackleman - Shot Stopper
A knee can be a powerful takedown counter, but leaves you on one leg. It is safer to use a strong counter punch to stop the takedown.
MMA | Takedown | Defense | Counter Striking
John Hackleman - Takedown Defense with Overhook
It is essential for strikers to keep the fight standing and use distance to avoid takedowns. Lateral movement is the key to this drill.
MMA | Takedown | Defense
John Hackleman - Snap Kick Drill
This drill uses a set-up shot to open up power shots. The snap kick won't typically knock someone out, but it can be followed up by a hard right hand or back kick for the power shot.
MMA | Kicking
John Hackleman - Telegraph Buster
The strongest hook punch in the world does nothing if it only hits the air. This drill helps you avoid telegraphing the hook punch so you can land the knockout.
MMA | Punching
John Hackleman - The Ultimate Drill
This drill works the ground, the bag, sparring, and aerobic exercise all at the same time. It is the ultimate combination of skills and diverse movement.
MMA | Conditioning | Cardio
John Hackleman - 2 Head Kicks and a Backdrop
This drill is great for working head kicks, but will also help you and your students practice back drops to protect your head from hitting the ground.
MMA | Kicking | Bag Drill
John Hackleman - 4 Punches and a Sprawl
This drill develops the ability to anticipate taking a shot after punching your opponent in the face. This skill drill can also be a great workout.
MMA | Punching | Sprawl | Cardio
John Hackleman - Wavemaster Blitz
This drill's purpose is to strengthen your blitzes and punches. Have students punch the Wavemaster from its starting point to a designated location.
MMA | Bag Drill | Punching
John Hackleman - Attack the Liver
You can attack the liver from three different distances. Punches get the hands up, then kicks, switch kicks, or knees can be used to strike the liver.
MMA | Strategy | Kicking
John Hackleman - Ball Kick to the Liver
Using the ball of the foot prevents the instep from getting caught by the opponent's elbow. Use this technique to hit the vulnerable liver.
MMA | Kicking | Bob
John Hackleman - Blitz and a Shot
Simplicity is key with this drill. Use one straight forward blitz to get your opponent's hands up and set up a takedown.
MMA | Punching | Takedown
John Hackleman - Blitz Blitz Blitz and Shot
Use three different angles on the blitzes to set up a shot at the end of the combo. This direction change will keep your opponent guessing.
MMA | Cardio | Punching | Combo | Takedown
John Hackleman - Blitz Clinch Shot
This three step technique uses the blitz and a clinch to open up a shot to the lower body that allows for a takedown.
MMA | Takedown
John Hackleman - Blitz to a Liver Shot
The liver is a key target area that will wear your opponent down very quickly. Begin with a blitz to the face to open up the target area down to the body.
MMA | Punching | Bob
John Hackleman - Body Fold Takedown
The technique works best from the clinch and is great for strikers that don't want to go all the way down with a takedown.
MMA | Takedown
John Hackleman - Bull Fighter Hook
This technique combines a side-step and a hook punch to avoid contact and potentially knock your opponent out.
MMA | Punching | Counter Striking